Lawyer conduct in Missouri is regulated by the Rules of Professional Conduct (Missouri Supreme Court Rule 4).

The rules for the Missouri attorney disciplinary process can be found in Missouri Supreme Court Rule 5. A summary can be found on the “For the Public” webpage.

Anyone can find out if a Missouri attorney has a record of public discipline by contacting the Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel.(Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, 3327 American Avenue, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Phone (573) 635-7400 Fax (573) 635-2240).

Discipline imposed by the Missouri Supreme Court since January 1, 2006 is available at the Missouri Supreme Court website.

For information about public discipline imposed before 2006, or for admonitions issued since 2013, Please contact the OCDC at:

Office of the Chief Disciplinary Counsel
3327 American Avenue
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-635-2240 (Fax)

Information about disciplinary charges can be obtained through the Legal Ethics Counsel or through, if the case is pending at the Supreme Courts of Missouri.

Missouri Supreme Court Rule 5.31 sets out which records and procedures of the Missouri Supreme Court discipline process are public and which parts are confidential.


Complaints against Missouri Judges are handled by the Commission on Retirement, Removal and Discipline of Judges, 2190 South Mason Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63131, telephone (314) 966-1007.